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GAUSS, Theodore Worthington (1884 - 1961)
Family(s): Gauss,Worthington,Robinson
Person ID (Link to genealogy): GED link doc.gif I338
Descendant of C. F. Gauss
Sex: M
Date born: 4 Sep 1884
Born in: St. Louis, Missouri
Date died: 8 Dec 1961
Died in: San Diego, California
Buried in: Cypress View Mausoleum and Crematory, San Diego, California


Father: GAUSS, William Theodore (1851 - 1928)
Mother: WORTHINGTON, Helen (1855 - 1933)
Spouse(s): ROBINSON, Gladys Olivia (1891 - 1976)
Children(in Wiki):

Occupation(s): Entrepreneur
Occupation details: hired by T. Aldrich & Company of Colorado Springs, mining investment businesses: T.W. Gauss & Company
Fawcett book: GAUSS, Theodore Worthington (1884 - 1961)
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Theodore Gauss, son of William T. Gauss and Helen Worthington was born in St. Louis, Missouri. The family moved to Denver, Colorado. Theodore married Gladys Olivia Robinson, and moved to San Diego, California where he died.

1918-World War I draft registration-Theodore Worthington Gauss-124 W Columbia, Colorado Springs, El Paso, CO; 34; born 4 Sep 1884; broker; [can't read street address of office] Mrs. Gladys O Gauss; medium height; medium build; grey eyes; dark brown hair

1920 census-CO-El Paso-Colorado Springs-9 Jan 1920-ED 68-sheet 8B-lines 75-82-124 W Columbia Ave-dwelling 186-family 189-Theodore W Gauss; owns home mortgage free; 34; born MO as are his parents; bonds & investments; Gladys O; 30; born MI as are her parents; Theodore Jr; 5 yr 6 mos; Robert P; 1 yr 6 mos; Marie McDermed; servant; 21; born KS; parents born IL; maid; Sophie Cordes; servant; 40; immigrated 1887; born Germany as are her parents; cook; Joseph O'Neil; servant; 35; immigrated 1902; naturalized 1909; born Ireland as are his parents; houseman; August Soreson; servant; 39; immigrated 1893; naturalized 1898; born Sweden as are her parents; nurse

External References

  • Auction of Newbold, Taylor & Gauss letterhead "One piece from Newbold, Taylor & Gauss, Bonds, Investments Securities in Colorado Springs, 8 1/2 x 11", dated 1914, typewritten letter to First National Bank in Cripple Creek, signed by T.W. Gauss. "

From Bill Fawcett's book:

WILLIAM THEODORE WORTHINGTON GAUSS was born on Sept 4, 1884 in St. Louis, Missouri (St. Louis Birth Certificate #6339 Book 30) to William T. Gauss and Helen Worthington. For a decade (1889-98) they lived in Boston, Massachusetts. His parents moved to Colorado Springs in 1898. William T.W. Gauss graduated from Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, New Jersey in 1901, and entered Yale University (1902). Financial problems made him withdraw. In 1902 he was hired by T. Aldrich & Company of Colorado Springs. El Paso County, Colorado. The offices of this and his later mining investment businesses were in the Mining Exchange Building (Pike’s Peak & Nevada Ave). In 1911 W.T.W. Gauss formed a partnership with J.R. Newbold and F.M.P. Taylor: Newbold, Taylor & Gauss (506 or 513 Mining Exchange [1911-17 Directories; Colorado Springs Gazette 1/5/1917:8, 1/7/1917:8]). Until his marriage, he lived with his parents (228 N Cascade Dr [1902], 1925 Wood Ave [1903-08?], 2030 N Cascade Dr (1909-11+]).

On September 20, 1913 W.Theodore Worthington Gauss married Gladys Oliva Tootle (1888- ) at her family’s country home (Cloverly Farm), near St. Joseph, Missouri (Colorado Springs Gazette 9/21/1913:14). They lived at 24 W. Buena Vista (1913-15) and then 124 W. Columbia (1917-25). W.T. Gauss was partners in the mining investment firm--T.W. Gauss & Company (507 Mining Exchange [1917; Colorado Springs Gazette 2/17/1917:10], 404 Mining Exchange [1918-20?], Burne Building [1920-25; Colorado Springs Gazette 1/1/1920:9]), before he moved to California in about 1926. He did not attend his father’s funeral, and was then living in San Diego (Colorado Springs Gazette 11/15/1928:1).


From A History of the Fawcetts and Related Families in America by William Bloys Fawcett. Used by permission of Dr. Fawcett.

This book was first published in 1996 and some of the information is quite dated. If you find errors or want to add updates, contact me, and I will add notes to the page.

Copyright © 1996, 2007 by William Bloys Fawcett, Jr. All rights reserved. No copies may be made of this document through any electronic, photocopying or other means without permission of the author.

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